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Song Parodies -> "The Wizard of Oz Meets the Broke College Student"

Original Song Title:

"If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve"

Original Performer:

The Wizard of Oz

Parody Song Title:

"The Wizard of Oz Meets the Broke College Student"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

This is a parody of all three "If I Had A..." parodies from the Wizard of Oz. Original songs: : :
If I Only Had a Dame - ("If I Only Had a Brain")

I could sit and talk for hours
Impress her with some flowers
Go kissin' in the rain

She'd be the perfect catch and
I'd stop sitting on my ass but
If I only had a dame

She would have that extra sizzle
Be sweeter than a Skittle
Her voice would cause no pain

[Girls voice in his head]
"See your face and you're beamin',
but I'm sayin' that you're dreamin'
I will never be your dame"

Oh I,
will tell you why
I'm not one to ignore
I don't watch Jay Leno or that Jersey Shore
I never stink, and rarely snore

I would prove I'm not just nothin'
I promise I'm not bluffin'
Don't think I'm acting vain

I would dance and be merry
Life would not be ordinary
If I only had a dame


If I Only Had a Car- ("If I Only Had a Heart")

I should not be forced to settle
Stuck here without a pedal
I'm not the campus star

Just because I'd be zoomin'
With my stereo a-boomin'
If I only had a car

I'd no longer need a rental
Go pedal to the metal
I would go near and far

I'd be driving really fast and
Laugh at cars that I'd be passin'
If I only had a car

Picture me -down on the street
The places I could go
"Wherefore art thou Camero?
With leather seats? That's sweet!"

I would drive ocean to ocean
Give all my devotion
And never would we part

I'd never miss a dinner
or need rides from little sister
If I only had a car


If I Had Money to Earn - ("If I Only Had the Nerve")

Man I hate being so stingy
My clothes are getting dingy
For nice things, I do yearn

I'd be feeling mighty "baller"
If I had some extra dollars
If I had money to earn

I'm afraid I just have Lincolns
No pictures of Ben Franklin
Those are bills I deserve

I would be a happy mister
I would be rich like a wizard
I would no longer be miffed but-
If I only had a car and cash to earn

Then I'm sure to get a dame-
"No way!
Go home!
You nerd!"


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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 9

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   8

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Old Man Ribber - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey Abbott! - Fine job covering all three versions. I now proclaim you The Wizard of Write. ;D
John Barry - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
You are the Doctor of Oz.
Mark Scotti - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC) Metaphor 101 ears you 555 rubies on thos slippers!!
Chris Bodily TM - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I see this didn't quite make SOTM, but it was quite funny. I love the rhymes about rental, pedal, and metal. Baller/dollars was genius! Lincolns and Franklin, too. Great job! Loved the wizard reference. 555
Below Average Dave - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Good ideas--only slight problem I have with this one is that it involved multiple songs, which I think gives a slight advantage to you that isn't really part of any one of the songs you parodied, of course any one of these songs on there own doesn't really give you enough to develop the idea--so mixed opinion
Agrimorfee - November 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Having later played the role of "The Broke College Graduate", I feel the pain of this.
Guy - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment

Abbott - A fine female companion, a fine automobile and a decent wage... What else could any guy want? OZ-some, with an added treat of three parodies in one. I love your concept here - it works.

Your vote gain in weight measurement is 5 OZs 3X. There is a definite intelligence at work here. This work did not conceive itself via OZ-mosis. I like what I see here.
bobpiecheese - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC5) Definitely a unique idea, and pretty well done too, given the shortness of the songs used.There's no vote like fives, there's no vote like fives, there's no vote like fives...

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